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Will Mach3 run on Windows 7
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:35:15 PM »
As a licensed user for about 7 years I have had it running on a 10 year old xp machine. Well i have had the xp machine fixed twice and now its going South again So I decided to purchase a new computer instead of putting more money into the old one. I found a Win 7 machine with a printer port on the mother board. Is this going to work or am I not going to be able to get everything working like my old system? This all started when I recently decided to add a fourth axis motor on a rotary table. I have most of it working but I still have few problems to work out.

I am almost 70 years old and do this as a hobby to supplement my Steam Engine Hobby I wish that I would of paid more attention when I was young and in school.

I just want this to work so that I can make simple parts on my converted milling machine.

Thanks

Jack
Re: Will Mach3 run on Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 06:02:44 AM »
Hello Jack, If your Win 7 is the 32 bit version, you should not have any problem. If it's the 64 bit version, you will need an external motion controller...something like a smoothstepper. Btw, a good friend of mine is into the steam locomotive stuff. Very interesting stuff :)

pete
Re: Will Mach3 run on Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 08:29:58 PM »
Hi Jack,
I've been using Mach3 on an Atom based single board computer running a 32 bit copy of Windows 7 Embedded for nearly a year now.
Runs better than my XP machine ever did.
The computer board has one PP built in and I use the PCI slot for another PP, aside from the initial setup probs works great.

Craig
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Re: Will Mach3 run on Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 10:51:36 PM »
I have new problems now, since I am using a Gecko G540 controller now it won't come out of fault mode, the gecko site suggested turning off the charge pump to see if it come out of fault mode, I did that and it does go to green so the G540 should still be good.

Now does the Charge pump signal come from Mach3 or Windows?  Does anybody know how I can check to see if I am getting a signal sent out? I do have the charge pump enabled and on pin 16 but this thing has been operating strange lately and now it is not working at all and I am stumped

What can I check next?

Jack